The demerit point system
Table of offences

Here are the demerit points for driving offences.

2 points3 points4 points5 points6 points7 points
Failing to lower headlight beamExceeding the speed limit by 16 to 29 km/hExceeding the speed limit by 30 to 49 km/hDriver of bus failing to stop at unprotected railway crossingCareless drivingFailing to remain at the scene of a collision
Improper opening of a vehicle doorDriving through, around or under a railway crossing barrierFollowing too closelyRacingFailing to stop for police
Prohibited turnsDriving while holding or using a hand-held wireless communications/entertainment device or viewing a display screen unrelated to the driving taskExceeding the speed limit by 50 km/h or more
Towing people - on toboggans, bicycles, skis, for exampleFailing to yield the right-of-wayFailing to stop for a school bus
Failing to obey signsFailing to obey a stop sign, traffic light or railway crossing signal
Failing to share the roadFailing to obey traffic control stop sign
Improper right turnFailing to obey traffic control slow sign
Improper left turnFailing to obey school crossing stop sign
Failing to signalFailing to obey the directions of a police officer
Unnecessary slow drivingDriving the wrong way on a divided road
Reversing on a highwayFailing to report a collision to a police officer
Driver failing to wear a seatbeltImproper driving where road is divided into lanes
Driver failing to ensure infant passenger is securedCrowding the driver's seat
Driver failing to ensure toddler passenger is securedGoing the wrong way on a one-way road
Driver failing to ensure child is securedDriving or operating a vehicle on a closed road
Driver failing to ensure passenger under 16 years is wearing seatbeltCrossing a divided road where no proper crossing is provided
Driver failing to ensure passenger under 16 years is occupying a position with a seatbeltFailing to slow and carefully pass a stopped emergency vehicle
Failing to stop at a pedestrian crossover
Failing to move, where possible, into another lane when passing a stopped emergency vehicle
Driving a vehicle that is equipped with or carrying a speed measuring warning device (such as a radar detector)
Improper use of a high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane
Ontario Demerit Point System
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